- 06-19-2009, 08:45 AM #26
- 06-19-2009, 08:52 AM #27
- 06-19-2009, 08:53 AM #28
Just called my local AT&T store. Neglected to ask them if there was a line, but I asked if they had a good number of the new iPhones in stock. She said that they had a lot of black 32GB's, but the other models were in shorter supply. She didn't convey any urgency in me getting to the store soon to get one, so I interpreted that to mean that there probably was no line currently (I believe they opened at 9am).
I was following a Bing cashback thread on slickdeals (and fatwallet) and was close to purchasing two iPhones thru AT&T's Premier site (for company discounts) using Bing, but then Bing stopped honoring the "double discount" (the Premier site would have given us a discount on the monthly rate but no extra discount on the phone - the Bing cashback nets you 35% cashback on the price of the phone). The Premier site discount for my wife's company is only about 10%, but coming from a Palm Treo on Sprint with a SERO plan (with company discount too) I'm looking to save every penny I can, because I'm looking at a significant rate increase. Still, the pre would have required me to change to a more expensive Sprint plan, and so the difference between the Sprint pre plan and the 10% discounted AT&T plan wasn't too far off. I confirmed with the store that we can get her company discount applied thru the store.
Anywhoo, I'm thinking of trying to get by with no text messaging add-on and instead buying something like Beejive. Anyone think that should work out well? The only text messages that I send/receive are with my wife anyway, and it sounds like the background push/notification should work well enough. Actually, I just thought of something...since I don't have good AT&T coverage inside of my house, maybe Beejive will be even better for this when I'm home. Will Beejive use WiFi and will the push notifications come via WiFi or does push need to use the AT&T network?
So if all goes well, I think I'm going to try to swing by the AT&T store sometime soon and pick up two new iPhones. Wish me luck!
- 06-19-2009, 08:54 AM #29iPhone Newbie
- 18 Posts
At the Apple Store here in south Denver, they split us into two lines - one with reservations, one without. They took all the reservations people in first. I was out the door with my activated phone 10 minutes after they lined us up inside the mall (and at about 6:45 AM MDT to boot!).
Fantastic. If all the 'black Friday' sales went as smoothly.
- 06-19-2009, 08:55 AM #30
This is what I had to deal with on the way to south beach, the road was totally closed and had to take a small toll road to get to the beach.
South Florida traffic: MacArthur Causeway in Miami closed following police-involved shooting -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
The only access into Miami Beach is via the Julia Tuttle Causeway (I-195 East) and Venetian Causeway.
The incident began at 10:56 p.m. when police responded to reports of a taxi being carjacked at Third Street and Alton Road in Miami Beach.
Police say the carjacker hit the taxi driver in the head with a gun, took control of the vehicle and crashed head-on into another car as he drove west in the causeway's eastbound lanes.
Police opened fire on the carjacker, who was taken to Ryder Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The other driver involved in the crash was not hurt.
The taxi driver is being treated at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
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- 06-19-2009, 08:56 AM #31iPhone Nanite
- 5 Posts
I did not line up (work, hello!) but plan on going over to the Bayshore, Milwaukee store around 11. Supposedly there were about 75 people in line by 7, and the 32gb black is sold out. I reserved a 32gb white, though, and the apple guy said I should have no problem getting that I guess black is still more popular!
- 06-19-2009, 09:02 AM #32
- 06-19-2009, 09:03 AM #33
- 06-19-2009, 09:06 AM #34
My plan was to get two black 32GB models. My wife said she preferred black. I'm thinking that because of the glossy back, I will likely want to buy a thin rubber skin for it. With translucent skins, I'm wondering if the white might be better. Also, I'm wondering if the white might show scratches less than black.
- 06-19-2009, 09:27 AM #35
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- 06-19-2009, 09:40 AM #37
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- 06-19-2009, 09:46 AM #40
- 06-19-2009, 09:46 AM #41
- 06-19-2009, 09:54 AM #42
Got to the Apple Store in NYC- W. 14th st. at 5:40am without a reservation and was done by 8am. There are 2 lines- one for reservations, and one without. They take 20 reservations and then 5 non-reservations. During a bathroom break, I saw several boxes labeled 50 16gb and 50 32gb through the window. I think I saw 4 boxes of the 16gb and 2 boxes of the 32gb. I can't say if there are more or if that's it for W. 14th. When I got in, there looked like to be about 200 people in line.
Overall, things went smoothly. You wait on the street, before being ushered right to the front of the entrance where you wait to be let in, then you go on the computer, then you pick out your accessories, then you finalize/pay, and you're done. No problems to report.
And I got my 32GB black iPhone
- 06-19-2009, 10:44 AM #43
- 06-19-2009, 10:46 AM #44
- 06-19-2009, 12:34 PM #45
Just got back from the Apple store. My wife was too busy to leave the house earlier (we're both working from home) and I needed her in order to take advantage of her company's discounted rate. When we got there I heard some grumblings about running low and I started to worry. There was one guy that walked into the store in front of us and no line, but all four or so sales reps in the process of ringing people up. So the guy ended up "starting" the line, with us behind him.
Once we were up, they asked what we wanted and when I said 32GB iPhone, she said no problem, they had both colors. We got one of each, just in case we might want to tell them apart (though I think my wife was a bit upset because she wanted black and I got cold feet about having the white one be mine). No biggie though as I told her we should probably get rubberized skins, so the back color will get covered up anyway.
They gave us "free" unlimited texting for the first month (though I don't think it's actually free - I think we have to call to cancel it and then get a refund for the first month). I'm going to try out Beejive, though, because I'm hoping to cancel texting altogether to save a few more dollars.
I also asked if we got free activation as part of her company's contract (which I already knew was not the case) and they said no. So then I pushed it and asked if we could get the activation waived anyway. He called the manager over and asked her, and she told me to call after 30 days and she could refund the activation for the primary line. So another little savings there.
Unfortunately, as I expected, our number of bars went to zero as we pulled up to our house. After pacing around inside near a window, I was able to eek one bar, and then call the phone as a test and it rang. Once connected, it seemed to sound OK, but I know that this won't be reliable for in-house use. I have a primary line, so it's not a big deal, but it would have been nice.
I know that Sprint has their Airave femtocell box and AT&T's supposedly been testing one of their own for a while. Anyone hear any updates as to when that might come out? Does anyone here have any experience with a signal repeater like the YX510-PCS-CEL?
- 06-19-2009, 01:56 PM #46iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
I am new to iPhone. Got one for my wife at Christmas and have been waiting to get my own. My 3G S came around 12:05 EDT by Fed-Ex. Opened outer carton to make sure they sent the right one. They did. Now I get to stare at it in it's box until Sunday as it is my father's day present! Downloading apps and games like crazy!
- 06-19-2009, 02:12 PM #47
- 06-19-2009, 08:12 PM #48
Got our 32GB whites this morning. Got there at 1:30am, saw some CRAZY thunderstorms, were first in line, got in and out easy as anything.
(Woodfield Apple Store, schaumburg, IL)
I think my brother took pics last night, maybe some video, will check when g/f gets home from work (forgot the camera in her car)
- 06-19-2009, 10:11 PM #49
- 06-19-2009, 10:15 PM #50
I admit when I'm wrong, and this was NOT a little upgrade. There is a LOT of improvements in this phone. Just the speed alone...WOW.
Oh has anyone went to general, accessibility and changed to white on black?
it looks pretty sweet (almost like a new skin), until u go into your photo library, CREEPY! haha